Identifying Lies In Disguise is a law enforcement training manual on how to detect deception in verbal behavior. It is also the name of a verbal-based interviewing and interrogation training technique.

During investigative interviews and interrogations, most untruthful persons (suspects, victims, and witnesses) do not lie to by telling direct lies. They lie indirectly, using subtle forms of verbal evasion, or disguised lies.

Book: Identifying Lies In Disguise
When a police officer, detective, or investigator in any field has knowledge of these disguised lies, he or she has a powerful resource to . . .
  • • Obtain more admissions and confessions from guilty suspects

  • • Effectively determine the credibility of statements from suspects, victims,
      and witnesses.

  • • Successfully resolve more cases, and . . .

  • • Bring more criminals to justice!

Identifying Lies In Disguise provides that knowledge and how to use it during interviews and interrogations.  It is the only interviewing and interrogation training manual and method to provide law enforcement professionals with exactly what they need to know: real-world, practical knowledge on 16 Categories of specific Evasive Verbal Responses directly linked to lies . . .  regardless of an interviewee's age, sex, race, culture, or language.  Unlike other interviewing and interrogation books, or techniques, Identifying Lies In Disguise does not teach you what lying suspects, victims, or witnesses "tend to say" or "generally say" . . .  it provides you with research-proven hard data on what they actually do say when they lie.

Chapter Titles

1.   Introduction to Identifying Lies In Disguise
2.   Human Language:  How it Began-How it Develops
3.   The Components of "Language"
4.   The Language of Deception
5.   Language Pragmatics and Deception
6.   Memory and Lying About Memory
7.   Evidence of Verbal Evasion as "Disguised Lies"
8.   Sixteen Ways to Lie Without Really Lying
9.   Verbs and Lying
10.  Concepts of Forensic Text Analysis
11.  Grammatical Clues to Lies and Truth
12.  Techniques of Forensic Text Analysis
13.  Analysis of Verbal Behavior During Interviews
14.  The INTEXT System...A Verbal Lie Detector Test"
15. The Danger Signals of Deception During Field Interrogations
16.  Conclusion to Identifying Lies in Disguise
Appendix I -- Detailed Listing of All Evasive Verbal   Responses by Category
Appendix II -- Guidelines & Question Formulations for Interviews & Interrogations
Appendix III --  Interview Analysis Practical Exercise
Appendix IV -- Quick Reference Guide to Forensic Text Analysis Criteria

Some of the topics in Identifying Lies In Disguise

How to identify specific lie-related phrases used consistently by untruthful suspects, victims, and witnesses, regardless of age, race, sex, culture and language.

How to focus interrogations on deceptive suspects while eliminating from investigative scrutiny those who are truthful.

The 16 Theme Categories of Evasive Verbal Responses, proven by polygraph research to be linked to untruthful statements made by suspects, victims, and witnesses.

How to examine written statements from victims, witnesses, and suspects to determine if they are providing credible information.

FOR PATROL OFFICERS: How to identify the Danger Signals of Deception during traffic stop interviews and field interrogations.

How to determine a Reasonable Probability of Deception or Truth based on interviewees' responses to your questions.

The Tactics and Techniques of Deception commonly used by all untruthful interviewees.

How to apply incisive and effective verbal-based questioning tactics to get interviewees to provide more accurate and truthful information.

How to identify and use suspects' Disguised Admissions to obtain more admissions and confessions.

How to identify suspects' Tacit Admissions, document them, and testify about them in court.